Record Cover of the Week

February 27, 2009


Diagnostic Fast: Fail Forward To Success

My Album From A Parallel Universe.

Make a yet-unheard band’s album cover:

1 – Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random” or click
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. (You may ignore any parenthetical words if your random article title contains them, at your discretion.)

2 – Go to Quotations Page and select “random quotations” or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album. Or however many make a good title. (It might be nice to include the whole quote, and who said it, in the notes for your posted photo, too.)

3 – Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days” or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. Alternately, if you’d prefer to only use Creative Commons images, this link will grab a random photo for your cover for you:
We recommend noting the resulting URL when you click on that third picture (or get the random CC picure) to give the photographer credit.

4 – Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together. Feel free to crop it square (or make it “gatefold”!) or whatever you have to do to make it ‘cover-esque’.

5 – Post it to FB (in a note) with this text in the “caption” or “comment” and TAG the friends you want to join in. We recommend also posting the URL you got in 3 above as a photo credit, so the artists can get credit for their work.

6 – Join the group Albums From a Parallel Universe and upload your masterwork and “discography” blurb!

I’m not signing up for facebook, but I will tag Gary B. to make a cover.

More record covers.

Gary’s reply:


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